13 year old boy, rapes his eight-year-old sister after watching porn on the X-Box because he ‘wanted to try it out’
‘This is going to completely destabilise this little girl’s life. It will take her a very long time to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.’ ‘For a long time, people have been sitting on the fence and saying we do not have the evidence to say porn is harmful, but now we are starting to have some evidence around young people’s exposure.
‘How much evidence do you need? It shows that the government’s measures are extremely important and that we need to start acting. When children see porn, they have no context for what it is used for. There is pressure on children to be sexualised, particularly on younger boys, to start having sex. It is coming from peers and porn.’
The government has said that by the end of 2014 all devices with access to the internet will be blocked from accessing pornography, with users forced to opt in.